Hi lovelies! I’ve written about my list making habits and obsessions before on the blog (read here) and since i’m juggling a fair amount at the moment, what between work, Charley and school, Ava and her schedule, the blog and the renovation, i’m really working my to do lists a lot!! I’ve been following the Bullet Journal phenomenon for a while now and i like it a lot. I already practise a watered down version using colours and positioning on my diary and notebook pages which i wrote about years ago but Bullet Journalling is a more consolidated plan that takes your monthly and annual goals that are both personal and practical as well as to do’s into account and lets you track your progress. If sorting your life appeals, setting goals and tracking good habits feels like something you want to get a handle on and if you’re a fan of physical journals and love expressing yourself a little through handwriting and illustrations, then read on
The entre premise around the Bullet Journal is based on two things which Carroll calls Rapid Logging and Modules
‘Rapid Logging is the language in which the Bullet Journal is written. It consists of four components: topics, page numbers, short sentences, and bullets’. As you fill it, your blank notebook becomes an encyclopedia of your life, with an index, numbered pages for easy reference and basically a one-stop go to for everything that’s important to you – be it your financial planning, work to do’s, family schedules….it sounds quite complex and at first i was quite put off by it but i think i’ll definitely be implementing some of the theories and systems into my own system.
Modules in your Bullet Journal would be The Index, Future Log, Monthly Log, Daily Log – once you know to file everything under these different time categories, you’re on your way.
There are LOADS of videos, tumblr accounts and Insta accounts that are pretty obsessed with bullet journalling – a warning, it’s a real rabbit hole once you start watching…founder Ryder Carroll’s ‘analog system for the digital age’ is becoming something of a cult experience and method of sorting out one’s life. There’s also an app and they’ve got a notebook that’s been developed for the bullet journalling brand too.
Here are images from a Tumblr feed that i’m loving…
Some of the videos you might enjoy
Inspired to start a Bullet Journal of your own?